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Teeth Whitening Specialist

Keep Smiling Dental PC

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Belleville, NJ

Would you like to boost the brightness of your smile? If so, professional teeth whitening can help. Teeth whitening is available from Frouzandeh Mahdi, DMD, and Elizabeth Sandoval, DMD, of Keep Smiling Dental PC in Bellville, New Jersey. Learn more during a face-to-face consultation, which you can book in just moments online or by phone. Make today the day you move one step closer to a brighter, whiter smile.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

What are the causes of tooth discoloration?

Many factors can change the shade of your smile. Some of those factors are in your control, while others are not. 

Some of the main causes of tooth discoloration include:

  • Foods and drinks like coffee, tea, or berries
  • Tobacco use
  • Certain diseases or treatments
  • Certain medications
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Dental trauma or restorations

The aging process also contributes to tooth discoloration. As the years pass, some of your tooth enamel wears away, revealing more of the underlying dentin, which is naturally yellow in color. If you’re unhappy with the shade of your smile, professional teeth whitening can help. 

How does professional teeth whitening work?

Professional teeth whitening can boost the brightness of your smile by multiple shades in just one visit. The process utilizes a powerful whitening solution available only to professional dentists. 

When you come in for your whitening visit, your dental practitioner begins by protecting your gums and other soft tissues with a special guard. Next, the solution is applied to all of your visible teeth. 

Some systems use a special light to activate the whitening solution, while others simply break apart the stains without any form of light. Once the proper time has passed, your dentist carefully removes the solution, and you’ll be able to enjoy your brighter smile right away. 

While there are many over-the-counter products that promise to whiten your teeth, none can match the power and strength of professional whitening solutions. In the hands of a trained dental pro, teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your smile.  

Professional teeth whitening is a popular choice for people preparing for a big event, like a wedding, performance, or an interview for a new job. Whitening will make your smile look great in senior photos or family photos sessions or in all those candid shots during an upcoming vacation. 

What can I do to extend the results of teeth whitening?

Once you see your gleaming new smile, you’ll want to extend your results for as long as possible. There are steps you can take to keep your newly whitened smile looking its best. 

Begin by evaluating the foods and drinks you regularly consume. If you enjoy coffee, tea, or colored juices, rinsing your mouth afterwards can prevent staining. 

If you’re a smoker or use other tobacco products, try to find a cessation program that works for you. That will keep your smile looking great and also lead to significant improvements in your overall health and wellness. 

Professional whitening will last for a long time with good oral hygiene habits. However, if you feel your smile is losing some of its brightness, you can always come back in for a touch-up whitening visit. 

When you’re ready to see how bright your smile can be, call Keep Smiling Dental PC to book a visit. Online scheduling can be completed on this website and takes just moments to complete.